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Prospect Research Officer

Loyola University Maryland - Baltimore, MD
Maryland, United States
$47,500.00 - $47,500.00
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications, Sales and Marketing
Advocacy, Education, Other Fields, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Prospect Research Officer is an integral member of the Advancement Services team and performs a variety of duties for the Prospect Management and Research Office including conducting prospect research; evaluating and maintaining gift officer portfolios; analyzing data and compiling reports used for gift solicitation; maintaining the research library and donor files, and providing back-up and support to other key research functions. 
Specific duties include: 
Prospect Management: Assist Advancement Services team in maintaining the prospect management system. Ensure accurate records of discovery, cultivation, and solicitation activities. Track and manage gift officer portfolio assignments in the University Advancement system module; actively participate in routine portfolio review sessions with fundraising staff. Field requests for assigning, redistributing or removing assignments from gift officer portfolios. Participate in routine prospect meetings. Maintain expert knowledge of the database and develop systems for collecting and managing existing and potential donor data including discovery, cultivation, and solicitation activities. 
Prospect Research: Identity, research, and analyze new and existing donors and prospects for cultivation and solicitation through review and strategic analysis of media, financial documents, files, databases, online information systems and other resources. Prepare thorough, accurate, and concisely written research reports to include biographical and financial information, potential for philanthropic support, areas of interest, and affiliations of individuals; as well as research on corporations and foundations. Utilize wealth data screenings on current and potential donors; analyze and disseminate screening results as required. Participate in the evaluation of new products, services, or processes related to prospect research. Adhere to all legal privacy requirements and ethical standards upheld by regulatory bodies and professional organizations. 
Manage Research Library: Organize and manage the Advancement research library, including reference materials, online services, and prospect research files; continually update resources, using the most current technologies and techniques. Work closely with Advancement Services’ Program Assistant to ensure that donor files and supplies in the library are properly maintained and in order; ensure timely stocking of returned files. Create new donor files as needed. Assist advancement staff with questions and/or lend assistance locating files. 
General Support of Research Operations: Assist in coordination and delivery of training on fundamental research techniques in support of fundraising efforts. Maintain an understanding of prospect management policies and procedures. Maintain fluency in the University’s Advancement system, related reporting tools, and research resources in order to support colleagues effectively with research and the broader Advancement efforts. Assist in preparing biographical briefings of donors and prospects attending University events; and other research projects as needed. Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information at all times. Operate under the ethical and confidentiality guidelines of the University and Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and department and University procedures

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